The Resource Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939, Thomas Doherty, (electronic resource)

Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939, Thomas Doherty, (electronic resource)

Label
Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939
Title
Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Doherty
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Between 1933 and 1939, representations of the Nazis and the full meaning of Nazism came slowly to Hollywood, growing more ominous and distinct only as the decade wore on. Recapturing what ordinary Americans saw on the screen during the emerging Nazi threat, Thomas Doherty reclaims forgotten films, such as Hitler's Reign of Terror (1934), a pioneering anti-Nazi docudrama by Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr.; I Was a Captive of Nazi Germany (1936), a sensational true tale of a Hollywood girl in Naziland!"; and Professor Mamlock (1938), an anti-Nazi film made by German refugees living in the Soviet Union. Doherty also recounts how the disproportionately Jewish backgrounds of the executives of the studios and the workers on the payroll shaded reactions to what was never simply a business decision. As Europe hurtled toward war, a proxy battle waged in Hollywood over how to conduct business with the Nazis, how to cover Hitler and his victims in the newsreels, and whether to address or ignore Nazism in Hollywood feature films. Should Hollywood lie low, or stand tall and sound the alarm? Doherty's history features a cast of charismatic personalities: Carl Laemmle, the German Jewish founder of Universal Pictures, whose production of All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) enraged the nascent Nazi movement; Georg Gyssling, the Nazi consul in Los Angeles, who read the Hollywood trade press as avidly as any studio mogul; Vittorio Mussolini, son of the fascist dictator and aspiring motion picture impresario; Leni Riefenstahl, the Valkyrie goddess of the Third Reich who came to America to peddle distribution rights for Olympia (1938); screenwriters Donald Ogden Stewart and Dorothy Parker, founders of the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League; and Harry and Jack Warner of Warner Bros., who yoked anti-Nazism to patriotic Americanism and finally broke the embargo against anti-Nazi cinema with Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)
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Midwest
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Doherty, Thomas Patrick
Dewey number
791.43094309/04
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Film and culture
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  • National socialism and motion pictures
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures in propaganda
  • Motion pictures, American
  • Motion pictures, German
  • Nazis in motion pictures
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939, Thomas Doherty, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11861191
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Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11861191
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11861191
Specific material designation
remote
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11861191
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939, Thomas Doherty, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11861191
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11861191
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11861191
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861191
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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